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Three Ways to Use Elderberries

Elderberries are a great option for fall and winter wellness. They are easy to grow at home and fun to harvest and process into your own homemade medicine. We like to make elderberry juice when then berries first ripen in August or September, then we make elderberry syrup to store in the fridge for the upcoming winter and we also freeze more berries to use for teas we make as needed. You can also purchase dried elderberries for any of the recipes.

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Species Appropriate Raw Nutrition For Dogs Part 3: Supplements

What are supplements?

Supplements include vitamins, minerals and other foods besides meat, organs and bones. There is a mountain of evidence to support the need for supplements in dogs, as well as other pets and us humans too:

  • Studies of nutritional supplements have been shown to increase life span.
  • Essential nutrients in levels exceeding the basic requirements may significantly reduce degenerative conditions.
  • Supplements can increase the efficiency of cellular regeneration, enhance the elimination of waste products and toxic substances, and decrease the damaging effect of free radicals.
  • Better nutrition for the cell allows all organs and systems to recover faster from stresses of pollution and deterioration that occur over time.

A long list can make supplementation seem more complicated and impractical than it is in practice. Instead, start here:

  • Create a dedicated area for herbs and supplements for your dog (such as a shelf or basket) that will be nearby when preparing a meal.
  • Pick 2 or 3 supplements to add at each meal, varying day to day, seasonally or as any specific needs arise.
  • We typically use 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per pound of meat.

Which supplements should be in that basket?

A dog’s natural prey would include some partially digested (fermented) plant material (including herbs, grasses, seeds, bark etc) from the intestines of that animal, which provide essential minerals and vitamins.

When choosing supplements, think of what would meet these needs but also keep in mind that mineral depletion in soils is widespread and deficiencies move up the food chain.

A Simple Solution

If you want the simplest solution, you can order (subscribe) to pre-made supplements to add to your dog’s food, such as those offered by Dr. Peter Dobias or Young Living.

Learn more

If you want to dig deeper there are books written by experienced breeders and professionals to help guide you. You can learn which plants and supplements to include in your dog’s preventative diet, as well as herbal, homeopathic and essential oil treatments for ailments.

Some examples of supplements to include are:

  • Olive oil (summer)
  • Cod liver oil (winter) or FeelGood Omega® or OmegaGize³
  • Kelp or GreenMin® or MultiGreens™
  • Garlic
  • Thyme, oregano, parsley, etc
  • Pumpkin seeds (raw, unsalted and lightly ground just before use)
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Probiotics: GutSense® or Life 9®
  • Mineral Essence (balanced, full-spectrum ionic mineral complex )

We also give our dogs access to a wide variety of plants and even kitchen scraps as treats. We’ve observed our dogs search out wild berries in the summer, walnut hulls in the fall, etc. You may be surprised that your dog will find much of his or her own medicine if given the opportunity.

Part 1: Why / Part 2: How to Get Started / Part 3: Supplements

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Species Appropriate Raw Nutrition For Dogs Part 2: How to Get Started

Most of a dog’s diet should be raw meat, bones and organs. How much of each? Think of the ratios in a prey animal, but don’t overthink it.


You do not have to provide everything in perfect balance at every meal. Instead, balance it over the course of a couple of weeks or a month.

  • Meat (including organs) 70%
  • Bones 25%
  • Plants + Supplements 5%

*Many sources recommend up to 25% plants (vegetables). We find a lower percentage to work for our dogs.


A dog’s relatively small stomach has room for only very limited quantities of food. The general feeding rule for dogs is small amounts of highly concentrated foods of which raw meat is one of the foremost. Estimate how much food based on your dog’s weight, and adjust according to appetite and condition.

Dog’s weight in pounds x 10 = food in grams per day

(Eg 100 lb dog x 10 = 1000 grams = 2.2 pounds per day)


“Raw meat fed in lumps exercises to full capacity both the muscular stomach in the intestines, also the digestive juices and of course utilizes the special teeth and jaw formation. If other food is substituted there is deterioration of the carnivorous organs of digestion.”

Juliette de Baïracli Levy
“The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat”

Include meat from a variety of prey animals. Lamb and goat are ideal for dogs. Minimize use of ground meat. Less popular cuts from a local butcher (eg chicken backs) are often priced lower. Venison is a great option for stocking up in season at a lower cost. Raising your own meat rabbits would be another great option, though more suited to smaller breeds. Beef is more suited for larger breeds.


Raw bones provide minerals, keep your dog’s teeth clean and keep the stomach strong. Start with smaller bones. (Eg chicken necks for puppies and toy breeds). Larger bones such as lamb, goat and deer are ideal for dogs. Never feed cooked bones, which can splinter and cause serious injuries. Large beef and bison bones could potentially crack your dog’s teeth.

Raw Meat, Organs and Bones are the foundation

Most of the necessary nutrients are found in a raw meat, organs and bones diet with some caveats. Unless prey animals are fed whole, your dog’s diet will be missing some nutrients and roughage. There is also the potential of mineral deficiencies that can be traced back to the soil in which the plants grew that the prey animal ate from. The diet I shared in this post is an excellent starting point, and part 3 below will fill in the gaps.

Part 1: Why / Part 2: How to Get Started / Part 3: Supplements

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Species Appropriate Raw Nutrition For Dogs Part 1: The Why

“The importance of proper nutrition cannot be overstated. Without proper nutrition, all other efforts at achieving and maintaining good health will only be partially successful at best.”

Dr. Jeannie Thomason, founder of the Natural Rearing Dog Breeders Association

Dogs and wolves share 99.8% of their mitochondrial DNA. Dogs are in the same species as the gray wolf. The wolf is a carnivore and the dog’s internal physiology does not differ from a wolf except in proportionate size. We must learn to look beyond our needs, opinions and agendas and to address the needs of the animals in our stewardship.

The dog’s entire anatomy is adapted for a meat diet – from the teeth fashioned for tearing and crushing, the powerful jaw bones and muscles, the small, very muscular stomach, the short intestines and above all the very powerful digestive juices peculiar to the carnivorous animals – the digestive juices that can dissolve even lumps of bone.

When dogs are fed grains or vegetables the pancreas is forced to produce large amounts of amylase in an attempt to break them down. A carnivore’s pancreas is not designed to do this. Over time this can lead to pancreatic exhaustion, pancreatitis and diabetes.

Feeding a processed (cooked) diet void of live enzymes, causes the dog’s body to rob enzymes from other organs to transport to the stomach. Over time depletion of enzymes can cause dysfunction and disease in those organs. By contrast a raw meat, bones and organ diet naturally contains the necessary enzymes.

Juices both of the mouth and stomach in dogs are strongly antiseptic, and thus raw meat and even flesh from diseased animals – food which would kill a human being in a day – can be eaten without harmful effects.

Species appropriate raw nutrition is necessary to ensure normal growth, prevent disease and maintain balanced physical performance. The benefits of a raw natural diet also go beyond maintaining health to preventing disease. A properly functioning body does an amazing job at preventing disease and healing itself.

Part 1: Why / Part 2: How to Get Started / Part 3: Supplements

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YL Convention 2021

Are you ready for an amazing new lineup of natural products?
Get all the info on the newest products released at Young Living’s International Convention this week! ⬇️

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Lushious Lemon | Thieves Home | Oils & Supplements | Beauty | YL Foundation | The BIG Bundle New Products will be available to shop on Monday, June 21

Lushious Lemon

Lushious Lemon Hand Lotion
Wholesale Price: $23.75

Protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier with our newest hand lotion in our signature Lushious Lemon scent! This antioxidant-rich creamy formula quickly absorbs into skin to provide immediate, long-lasting hydration.

Never greasy and perfect for all skin types.

  • Vegan Friendly and Cruelty-free 
  • Contains Lemon Myrtle, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Spearmint and Eucalyptus Globulus premium essential oils 
  • Mango butter, Watermelon seed oil, and Apple extract hydrate and soften hands 

Lushious Lemon Essential Oil Blend
Wholesale Price: $39.75

Now you really can have sunshine in a bottle!
We’ve created our signature Lushious Lemon scent as an essential oil blend, making it easier than ever to uplift your mood and brighten your home. Add this oil blend to your diffuser for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or use it to neutralize unwanted odors. 

Special Features: 

  • Bright citrus notes of Lemon Myrtle and Lemon, the fresh floral scent of Ylang Ylang, and cool Spearmint and Eucalyptus Globulus premium essential oils 
  • Comes in our large 15ml size bottle with over 200 drops

Lushious Lemon Collection
Wholesale Price: $78.25

If you can’t get enough of Lushious Lemon, this is the perfect collection to bring sunshine into your home! Get this Convention-exclusive collection with all three of our popular Lushious Lemon products — hand lotion, hand soap, and essential oil blend. 

Convention-Exclusive Collection:

  • Lushious Lemon Hand Soap
  • Lushious Lemon Hand Lotion
  • Lushious Lemon Oil Blend


Thieves Home

Thieves Kitchen & Bath Scrub
Wholesale Price: $14.75

Tackle your toughest stains with our newest Thieves cleaning product! Hit the easy button with this kitchen & bath scrub. This non-scratching, chlorine-free all purpose cleaner removes grease, grime, and tough stains without harsh fumes or toxic chemicals. Easily cleans cookware, stove cooktops, countertops, tile, grout, bathtubs, toliets, backsplashes, grills, outdoor patio furniture, and exteriors.

Special Features: 

  • Safe for use on porcelain, ceramic, copper alloys, fiberglass, Corian, brass, bronze and chrome
  • Formulates with citric acid to help with pesky hard water buildup, nepheline syenite to remove tough stains without scratching, sodium bicarbonate to remove odors, sodium percarbonate to lift stains and dirt

Next Level Home Collection
Wholesale Price: $86.25

Take your plant-based home to the next level with this incredible collection! Get all of your favorite Thieves home products with this Convention-exclusive bundle. Don’t miss out on transforming your home at a discount!

Convention-Exclusive Collection:

  • Thieves Household Cleaner
  • Thieves Hand Soap Refill
  • Thieves Kitchen & Bath Scrub
  • Thieves Sanitizing Wipes


New Oils & Supplements

Rise Above Essential Oil Blend
Wholesale Price: $49.75

Experience Convention over and again every time you open this bottle! Our 2021 Convention blend contains Valor, Frankincense, Bergamot, Dorado Azul, Idaho Grand Fir, Cedarwood, Cardamom, Lavender and Rose premium essential oils. This powerful oil blend can help you transform negative thoughts to positive and motivating intentions. 

How to Use: 

  • Use daily in thoughtful prayer, meditation, and goal setting
  • Diffuse during the start of your day to bring about a clear focus
  • Apply to the feet, heart, and head while inhaling with deep breaths as part of your daily ritual 

One Voice Essential Oil Blend
Supports the Young Living Foundation
Wholesale Price: $49.75

This beautiful oil blend was created in collaboration with the Young Living Foundation, containing Highest Potential, Clarity, Sacred Sandalwood, Sacred Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Idaho Grand Fir, Idaho Blue Spruce, Helichrysum, and Rose premium essential oils. These oils are favorites of Young Living co-founders D. Gary Young, Mary Young, and family, carefully selected for their symbolic significance and aromatic properties.

How to Use: 

  • Apply topically for an encouraging aroma that promotes feelings of self-confidence
  • Diffuse during the day for a moment of peace and inspiration
  • Apply to the neck and heart for an aroma that invites you to be bold

Golden Turmeric
Wholesale Price: $39.75

Support the body’s natural response to inflammation, immune response, joint health, mobility, and recovery with Golden Turmeric! It’s unique, water-dispersible formula makes it 24 times more bioavailable than standard turmeric extracts. It absorbs quickly and easily, so you can enjoy the full benefits of this powerful supplement.

How to Use: 

  • Delicious Mango Rose flavor
  • Nighttime recovery drink to support our body’s healthy inflammation response to relax, restore and recover
  • This powder drink mix is soy and milk free, formulated with Gluten-free ingredients, vegan friendly, and has no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or sweeteners.

Finca Botanica Farm Collection
Wholesale Price: $145.00

Immerse yourself in the lushness of the Ecuadorian tropics! This exclusive collection features four rare and exotic essential oils cultivated at Young Living’s Finca Botanica Farm in Ecuador.

  • Incan Melissa essential oil, 5ml
    • Incan Melissa has characteristics similar to Melissa essential oil and an aroma similar to Lemon Verbena.
  • Paicotea essential oil, 5ml
    • Paicotea is closely related to Ocotea. This oil has a softly spicy aroma reminiscent of Cinnamon Bark. 
  • Ecuadorian Ylang Ylang essential oil, 5ml
    • Ecuadorian Ylang Ylang has a softer, smoother aroma profile than Ylang Ylang oil from Madagascar.
  • Palo Santo essential oil, 5ml
    • Smooth, creamy wood aroma reminiscent of Frankincense and Cedarwood.

Finca Home Collection
Wholesale Price: $173.25

Capture the essence of the tropics with this amazing bundle, including our Haven Ceramic Diffuser to add to your collection. Immerse your home in rich aroma with our Convention-exclusive Finca Botanica Farm Collection. Save 10% when you purchase this bundle!

This Set Includes:

  • Incan Melissa essential oil, 5ml
  • Paicotea essential oil, 5ml
  • Palo Santa essential oil, 5ml
  • Ecuadorian Ylang Ylang, 5ml
  • Haven Ceramic Diffuser

Divine Destiny Collection
Wholesale Price: $140.00

This unique new collection of premium essential oils was specifically created to work together synergistically as an aromatic companion to your self-development journey. This collection comes with a detailed protocol to guide you through a 3-week journey to self awareness.

This Set Includes:

  • Daily Divine essential oil blend, 5ml
    • Featuring White Fir, Black Spruce, Juniper, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Palo Santo, Manuka, and Vetiver
  • I Am Blessed essential oil blend, 5ml
    • Featuring Pine, Goldenrod, Geranium, Valor, Palo Santo, Jasmine, and Patchouli 
  • I Am Creative essential oil blend, 5ml 
    • Featuring Juniper, Eucalyptus Radiata, Hinoki, Bergamot, Cypress, Helichrysum, Grapefruit, Tangerine, and Lemongrass


Next Level Beauty

Charcoal Mask
Wholesale Price: $39.75

Your skincare routine just got an upgrade with this new Charcoal Mask! Made with activated charcoal and a blend of ethically sourced kaolin clays to lift dirt and oil, purify pores, detox skin, and help restore the appearance of an even skin tone. This mask was made specifcially for combo to oily skin; beneficial for all skin types. 

Special Features: 

  • Creates a tingling, tightening sensation to let you know the ingredients are hard at work delivering results you can see and feel. 
  • Made with Tahitian volcanic black sand to gently exfoliate for softer, glowing skin.
  • Hypoallergenic, dermatogolist tested, non-irritating
  • Helps control excess oil and shine; promotes clear skin

Lavender Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
Wholesale Price: 24.75/each

Blended with powerful plant-based cleansing agents and botanical extracts, this shampoo and conditioner duo gently cleanse and nourish strands for voluminous, healthy, and naturally beautiful hair. Created by Founder D. Gary Young with a blend of eight premium essential oils chosen specifically to address the needs of thin, fine hair.

Special Features: 

  • Includes Lavender, Blue Cypress, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Idaho Blue Spruce, Palmarosa, Geranium, and Ylang Ylang
  • Builds volume from root to tip for thicker, fuller bodied hair; leaves hair soft, smooth and manageable
  • Adds volume without silicone ingredients
  • Vegan and Cruelty-free 

Copaiba Vanilla Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner
Wholesale Price: 24.75/each

Infused with essential oils and blended with powerful plant-based cleansers and botanical extracts, this shampoo/conditioner duo gently cleanse and nourish strands for hydrated, healthy, and naturally beautiful hair. Created by Founder D. Gary Young with a blend of ten premium essential oils chosen specifically to address the needs of dry and damaged hair.

Special Features: 

  • Includes Copaiba, Blue Cypress, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Sacred Frankincense, Grand Fir, Bergamot, Cardamom, Idaho Blue Spruce, and Sandalwood
  • Replenishes and seals in hair moisture with a protective coating
  • Tames fly-aways, prevents frizz and breakage
  • Vegan and Cruelty-free 

Lavender Mint Clarifying Shampoo & Conditioner
Wholesale Price: 24.75/each

Infused with the fresh, invigorating aroma of Peppermint essential oil, which contains the constituent menthol which stimulates the scalp with a cool, refreshing sensation. Created by Founder D. Gary Young with a blend of three premium essential oils chosen to gently cleanse the hair and nourish the scalp for healthy, naturally beautiful hair.

Special Features: 

  • Includes Lavender, Peppermint and Spearmint
  • Deep cleans to lift away product residue, excess oil, and built-up pollutants without stripping moisture from the hair or scalp
  • Provides a hydrating and soothing scalp treatment; gentle enough for daily use
  • Vegan and Cruelty-free 

Next Level Beauty Collection
Wholesale Price: $95

Reboot your beauty routine with plant-based goodness! Get this Convention-exclusive bundle to elevate your daily routine with powerful premium products from Young Living. Save 7% on your favorite products when you purchase this bundle!

Convention-Exclusive Collection:

  • Lavender Mint Clarifying Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Charcoal Bar Soap
  • Charcoal Mask


The YL Foundation

Proceeds benefit the Young Living Foundation


Woven Trivets
Wholesale Price: $60

Impacting Women Artisans in Rwanda

Through the Azizi Life Collective, women receive literacy classes and fair-wage incomes. By purchasing the Woven Trivets, you’ll help artisans send their children to school, access medical care, and become financially independent. 

“Because of this job, I can pay the school fees for my younger sisters and purchase their study materials. I also help my family with their immediate financial needs.”

– Marie Claire
woman artisan with Azizi Life Collective

Olive Wood Kitchen Collection
Wholesale Price: $47.25

Supporting Female-Owned Workshops in Bethlehem

Young Living’s order of olive wood cutting boards has helped more than 10 workshops in Bethlehem reopen to create these beautiful pieces — reviving the area and its artisans. Purchasing the Olive Wood Kitchen Collection helps artisan families provide better opportunities for their children and their surrounding communities. 

“The payment for this Young Living order was the only income that we’ve had after last year’s global shutdowns. We understand more than ever the value of being able to work and provide.”

– Layla
woodshop owner with Holy Land Handicrafts

One Heart Earrings Collection
Wholesale Price: $65

Empowering Women Artisans in India

Amira Arts employs female artisans who come from marginalized communities to help them break the gender inequality gap. By purchasing the One Heart Earrings Collection, you’ll help women receive fair-wage employment, vocational and literacy training. 

“This job provides decent working conditions, which I have not had access to in the past. I am now able to afford school fees and better food for my daughter.”

– Nighat
woman artisan with Amira Arts

Peppermint & Peace Oil Bag Collection
Wholesale Price: $72

Impacting Women Artisans in Utah

Free Women employs refugee women who have fled oppression, conflict, and abuse. By purchasing the Peppermint and Peace Collection, you’ll help women provide for their families and become truly free women. 

“In Pakistan, I was always scared. I lived alone and had to protect my children. Here, I have my own business, my children can play, and we feel stable. I used to be scared, but I am not scared anymore.”

– Hanifa
founder of Free Women

One Voice Collection
Wholesale Price: $89.75

Empowering Women Artisans in Uganda

Mabira Collective is a women’s group that provides fair pay and stable employment to women in Uganda and empowers them to become advocates for change in their communities. When you wear Mabira jewelry, every piece comes with an inspiring story. 

“Because of Mabira, I look forward to the future and am working to own a home. Because of my hard work, my children have enough to eat and are enjoying going to school.”

– Eve
woman artisan with Mabira Collective

Young Living Foundation Artisan Collection
Wholesale Price: $334

Empowering Women Artisans Around the World

The D. Gary Young, YL Foundation has partnered with five women artisan groups around the world to bring you quality, handcrafted products that are made with love and are helping empower women to achieve financial independence.

This Set Includes: 

  • Olive Wood Kitchen Collection
  • One Heart Earrings Collection
  • One Voice Collection
  • Peppermint and Peace Oil Bag Collection
  • Woven Trivets (3 pack)


The BIG Bundle

Rise Above Collection
Wholesale Price: $760.00

If you simply can’t choose which products to select, why not bring the power of premium natural wellness to your home with the Rise Above Collection! In this easy-to-shop option exclusive to Convention attendees, get every product launched at the 2021 VGIC in one big bundle. 

The Rise Above Collection Includes:

  • Golden Turmeric with wooden spoon
  • Finca Botanica Farm Collection
  • Haven Ceramic Diffuser
  • One Voice essential oil blend
  • One Voice Stacking Bracelet Set
  • Rise Above essential oil blend
  • Divine Destiny Collection
  • Lushious Lemon essential oil blend
  • Lushious Lemon Hand Soap
  • Lushious Lemon Hand Lotion
  • Charcoal Mask
  • Charcoal Bar Soap
  • Lavender Mint Clarifying Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Copaiba Vanilla Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Lavender Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Thieves Kitchen & Bath Scrub
  • Thieves Hand-Sanitizing Wipes
  • Thieves Household Cleaner
  • Thieves Foaming Hand Soap Refill 

Questions or need a helping hand?
Just shoot me a text!

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Updates to Young Living Business

Alright team! 2021 is a year of change in the most beautiful way for us and our businesses!

The way people are able to shop with Young Living is changing in the best way possible.  When you grasp the potential here, you’re going to be so glad. The new shopping platform is set to launch April 21, and I cannot WAIT. We are going to be able to help our people get the EXACT products they are looking for, as their first purchase… no starter bundle required! The whole shopping experience on the Young Living website is going to feel much more intuitive and in alignment with modern web shopping practices so we don’t have to explain so much to help people understand how to order.

Some other changes that are coming are to protect Young Living as a company, our businesses, and our legacies. These changes are NEEDED and good. Here’s some background about what is prompting the changes to the business terminology, pay etc:

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices. They aren’t typically MLM/Network marketing companies biggest fans. Why? Well, there are a LOT of MLMs out there who are scamming people and giving the business structure (which is an AMAZING, legit business) a bad rap. Young Living has always been so careful to make sure we are always on great terms with the FTC (and FDA), and they are constantly giving us the tools we need to make sure our businesses and the company stay in line with the rules, and we stay safe. That is one thing I am so grateful for – the dedication the YL executive team takes to keep this company working within the highest standards. You’re a part of Young Living? You’re part of something really good. The FTC wants to know that the large majority of the time, people join a company FOR the products first, – not the business opportunity – then because of their love of products, they choose to share and therefore build a business! This is very clearly the statistic for YL already, and we’ll continue to make it even more clear!

One thing we are doing to be even more on point with the FTC is adjusting the terminology we use – because we know 98% or so of our “distributors” are actually CUSTOMERS who love and use the product only. But they’ve been classified as members/distributors because that’s what happens when you get a PSK and to get the wholesale discount. This is why Young Living announced back in the fall that we were reclassifying people into two categories – CUSTOMERS and BRAND PARTNERS. It puts people where they really truly belong, and will make our income disclosure statement accurate!

Young Living is also making it easier for us to get PAID!!! See all the details below!

And here are some more details and some screen shots of the new customer experience!

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Candida (Fungal Infection)

Fungi and yeast feed on decomposing or dead tissues. They exist everywhere: inside our stomachs, on our skin, and all around us. When in balance, the yeast and fungi populating our bodies are harmless and digest what our bodies cannot or do not use. 

When we overfeed the fungi (for example with too much sugar and dairy products) the population grows out of control. This condition is known as systemic candidiasis and is marked by fungi invading the blood, gastrointestinal tract, and tissues. Fungal cultures like candida excrete large amounts of poisons called mycotoxins as part of their life cycles. These poisons must be detoxified by the liver and immune system. 

Insufficient intake of minerals and trace minerals like magnesium, potassium, and zinc may also stimulate candida and fungal overgrowth in the body. Symptoms of Systemic Fungal Infection: 

  • Fatigue/low energy 
  • Overweight 
  • Low resistance to illness 
  • Allergies 
  • Unbalanced blood sugar 
  • Headaches 
  • Irritability 
  • Mood swings 
  • Indigestion 
  • Colitis and ulcers 
  • Diarrhea/constipation 
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Rectal or vaginal itch 

Two Powerful Fungus Fighters

Two of the most powerful weapons for fighting fungus infections such as candida are FOS (fructoligosaccharides) and L. acidophilus cultures. 

FOS has been clinically documented in dozens of peer-reviewed studies for its ability to build up the healthy intestinal flora in the colon and combat the overgrowth of negative bacteria and fungi. Acidophilus cultures have also been shown to combat fungus overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract. Royaldophilus is an excellent source of L. acidophilus cultures, and Stevia Select is a superior source of plant-derived FOS. 

Root Cause

Most times the root cause to fungal and parasite infections is chronic stress, burned out adrenals, poor diet and lifestyle, this includes the use of antibiotics. The bugs have arrived to teach you that you must clean up the diet, your lifestyle and detox the body. A weakened immune system opens the door wide open to candida and fungal infections to take root and proliferate in your stressed body.

Tips for Combating Systemic Fungal Infections:

Use this protocol for at least 30 days:

  1. The best healing lifestyle and diet is one in which you do not feed the bugs, such as a ketogenic or Paleo approach. This includes eating real, clean food with no grains, dairy (other than grass fed butter), no sugar, no alcohol or processed foods. Your diet should consists primarily of grass fed meat, good fats, eggs, lots of green leafy and colorful vegetables, nuts and seeds and a small amount of fruit. Also include lots of fresh garlic, ginger, turmeric, coconut oil, fresh lemons, limes, grapefruit and their juices, these are especially helpful for healing candida and fungal infections. (If this is not a diet you’re accostomed to, check out the Whole30 for a straightforward way to get started.)
  2. Enzymes to help digest harmful microbes and help you digest and absorb nutrients. Take with meals. (Essentialzyme)
  3. Avoid stress and unnecessary antibiotics.
  4. Dilute 1-2 drops in carrier oil such as coconut oil and take as a dietary supplement after a meal, using a different oil each day (there are more options, but I think these would be the best place to start):
  5. Liver support. A key component to healing your body of pathogenic microbes – removing congestion from the liver. (JuvaTone Tablets)
  6. Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic yeast that inhibits the yeast that causes candida. Found in kombucha. To reduce sugar in kombucha, let sit at room temperature for 24 hours before consuming. (If not homemade, I recommend GT’s Gingerade)
  7. Strong Probiotics. To repopulate the healthy bacteria. Take on an empty stomach at night. (Life 9 Probiotic Supplement)
  8. Include trace minerals if you suspect they may be insufficient. (Mineral Essence)

Also if it’s not Candida, this 30 day protocol will cover a large percentage of imbalances and pathogenic microbes!

Candida Protocol Itemized

Essentialzyme 90 ct$42.75$56.25
Thieves Vitality 5ml$15.25$20.07
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) 15ml$27.75$36.51
Frankincense Vitality 5ml$31.75$41.78
Oregano Vitality 5ml$12.50$16.45
JuvaTone Tablets 150 ct$38.25$50.33
Life 9 Probiotic Supplement 30 ct$30.75$40.46
Basic Starter Kit*$35.00

*When you purchase any starter kit from Young Living, you unlock access to the wholesale pricing on all of YL’s products. The basic starter kit is a great option if you only want to focus on the candida protocol, if you have any other needs or goals, let me know and I can help you chose a starter kit that matches your needs – there are many options!
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Paleo Turkey Gravy

White sweet potato fills in for the flour, you can add a dash of cream if desired.


  • 1 large white sweet potato, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 quarts chicken stock with fat, divided
  • pan drippings from the turkey
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt to taste


  1. The day before Thanksgiving, simmer the sweet potato in a small saucepan until soft (about 15 minutes).
  2. Drain, cool and place in refrigerator uncovered overnight to dry out.
  3. Bring chicken stock to a simmer, reserve 1 cup for deglazing.
  4. Using an immersion blender, add sweet potato a little bit at a time to achieve desired thickness.
  5. Once the turkey has been roasted and removed from the oven, deglaze the roasting pan with 1 cup of chicken stock, strain and add to gravy.
  6. Salt to taste and keep warm on stove.
  7. If the gravy separates, blend before serving.